million steps – day 8

oh dear, today has not been a good day.  I felt so tired, it was a real effort to get myself up and out of the door.   My legs were hurting too, this hasn’t happened for weeks, and yet it used to be the norm.  I managed to walk, and as I did so the pain lessened which was great. I went a different route, think I am getting bored with the same streets, and it did help to have new things to look at on the way around.

Back home after less than two miles, I was feeling hungry.  With very little fruit in the house, I really need to shop more often, I settled on cooking mushrooms, egg and a slice of bacon.  It was just what was needed. it made me wonder if I am eating enough?   I checked the scales and they are going the right way which is encouraging but I think I can increase my intake as I am using a lot of calories in walking.

Anyway the rest of the day went on as usual.  I was in our shop this afternoon, sorting and packing wonderful donations to send off to refugees.  It has crossed my mind on many a mornings walk that these poor people are walking so far and carrying all they possess, plus their babies.  I really cannot complain about a couple of miles in a morning. The fellowship and kindness shown by people to help others they will never meet is always uplifting.  I leave the shop later than planned with a happy heart.

I am disappointed with my step count today, under 14,000 for the first time in ages, but hopefully by listening to my body and keeping on keeping will ensure that all will be well. Putting one foot in front of another is not difficult, it is the carrying on that takes energy and effort. Tomorrow is another day, and I am planning a big walk on a new route that will inspire and energise me.


One thought on “million steps – day 8

  1. Great post as always. Some days are bound to be harder than others. Make sure you take time to think about how far you’ve come, this is a massive achievement. ?

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